Native Mobile Apps Vs Hybrid Mobile Apps

In the twenty-first century, with the rise of smartphones people are spending most of their time using various apps on their phones. From communication, social media to their daily activities they have varieties of apps available on play store as well as on the app store. Every organization wants to move their business activities to mobile apps so that it would become more efficient. Whenever such organizations and some startups thinking to develop their mobile apps comes across general questions from mobile development companies that “what kind of app would you like to create Native apps or Hybrid apps?” Before making a decision one has to understand the difference between Native and hybrid apps.

What is a Native Mobile app?

Mobile apps which are created using components of mobiles operating system. For e.g. Android apps are created using Java programming language with the help of an Android framework. And iPhone/IOS apps are created using a programming language such as Objective C and Swift.

What is Hybrid App?

Hybrid apps are created using components of a native browser of your mobile device. These apps are created by using browser-side programming language JavaScript and “AngularJS”. Apache Cordova is the best framework to create hybrid apps.

Following is the difference between native vs hybrid apps

Native App Hybrid App
Platforms Java for AndroidSwift/Objective c for IOS Android DeviceIOS DeviceWindows device
Performance Smooth in nature Not as smooth as native sometimes lagging.
Cost Expensive since required different development for different platform Cheaper than native apps since single piece of code works for different platforms
Which one is preferable? To create robust and high-performance applications To save cost and time

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